You will be picked up at 09:00. Explore the hill tribes around Chiang Rai with this unique visit to Mae Salong. Head towards Hloyo Village, a small community of Akha hill tribes where the real ways of life can be experienced.

Be welcomed into Hloyo by the village headman and residents. The hosts will give an informative introduction to the Akha people and their beliefs, religions, traditions, and ways of life. Then get a more in-depth look at these customs at a museum. Housed in a mud house, this unique museum is filled with insightful displays about the history of the Akha people.

Walk through the village and see traditional bamboo houses constructed by hand. Meet with local artisans and help them create handmade crafts. Then step into the kitchen for a cooking class. Prepare and cook typical Akha dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Sit down and enjoy this freshly prepared meal, exchanging stories with the host while dining.

Following lunch, we set off on a short trek into the forest. Discover the beautiful natural landscapes that provide sustenance for the residents of Hloyo. Visit local farms and see how the farmers rely on the land’s resources for their livelihood. Learn how the Akha make use of the forest’s natural resources and appreciate how humans, animals, and the environment co-exist in this part of Thailand.

Return to the village and say farewell to the hosts. Leave Hloyo filled with a greater appreciation and understanding of the Akha people and return to Chiang Rai.

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